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Biographies Subject Guide

Subject guides are created by Great Basin College Librarians to assist you! These guides provide helpful resources and tutorials to help you succeed in finding credible resources.

Recommended Databases  

The following databases are recommended to use for researching topics.  Checkout the Help Page to learn about using the databases, or contact the library to learn more.  

American History Online (Facts on File)

Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, American History Online provides extensive and authoritative coverage of the history of America and its people.

American Indian History (Facts on File)

Facts on File's American Indian History Online is a fascinating and unique resource that offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture, history, and biographies.

Biographies Web Sources

Biographical Dictionary

Search by name, category or nationality.

A&E's website of biographies. Includes videos, photos and timelines for famous people.

Biography Center

Searchable website of people. Search by name or category.

Historic Figures

BBC selected biographies.

InfoPlease Biographies

Over 30,000 searchable biographies.

Khan Academy

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Complete custom self-paced learning tool A dynamic system for getting help A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Meet the Writers

Barnes & Noble provides information on authors.

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Great Basin College Library
McMullen Hall
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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